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Parker Ridge

This is another short popular hike in the Rockies. We incorporated it into our drive from Lake Louise to Jasper along Icefield Parkway. The trailhead is located at 2km south of Banff / Jasper Border, at Columbia Icefield area. Basically, you start high, and with little effort you can have good view down towards the Sunwapta Pass. After you gain the ridge, hike along the trail towards left for about 1km, then you gonna have very good perspective of Saskatchewan Glacier. It’s a highly recommended hike.
Distance: 5km Elevation Gain: 250m Round Trip Time: 1.5 hours

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Me on Parker Ridge
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Me on Parker Ridge
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Cirrus Mountain on left
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Cirrus Mountain on left
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Big Bend Peak
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Big Bend Peak
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Me at the end of the trail
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Me at the end of the trail
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A "Paint Pot"
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A "Paint Pot"
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Panorama looking north and east
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Panorama looking north and east
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Dad and Mt. Athabasca
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Dad and Mt. Athabasca
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Saskatchewan Junior
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Saskatchewan Junior
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Mt. Wilcox and Wilcox Pass
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Mt. Wilcox and Wilcox Pass
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Me on Parker Ridge
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Mt. Athabasca and Hilda Peak
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Mt. Athabasca and Hilda Peak
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Mt. Wilcox
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Mt. Wilcox
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Mt. Bryce and Castleguard Mountain
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Mt. Bryce and Castleguard Mountain
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Mt. Athabasca
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Mt. Athabasca
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Saskatchewan Glacier
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Cirrus Mountain
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Cirrus Mountain
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P6191601 1
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Mt. Athabasca
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Mt. Athabasca
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Nigel Peak
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Nigel Peak
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unnamed peak
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